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Feb 27, 2013 10:00pm PST
, counties, city governments, in the last ten years there have only been 37 objections. in fact, today chief justice asked the solicitor general in 2005 the year before renewal how many suissions were made of voting changes? 3,700. how many objections were made? just one. the point of that is there is no longer systematic widespread discrimination and the record that congress established did not show that. >> woodruff: sherrilyn? >> that's too narrow a vision of what section 5 does. objections are when the community or jurisdiction proposes a plan, the justice department reviews it and determines that that plan is going to discriminate against minority voters. but there are other things that happen as well. sometimes the jurisction subms a plan,the justice department says "we think this plan is problematic, give us more information." and the jurisdiction at that point will decide to withdraw the plan. there are over 800 instances in the period that congress studied in which a jurisdiction did precisely that. >> woodruff: so what about that point hans von spakovsky? >> over the lifetime
PBS
Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
the city of hakodate at night to see the twinkling lights. but the only nuclear plant in the area has been shut down, and people need to cut back on power. so they're caught in a dilemma. nhk world's toshiyasa sato has the story. >> reporter: seen from above, hakodate looks like a -- especially when the lights reflect off thwint sno the city has been figuring out how to cut power usage by 7% compared to 2010 without dimming its beautiful nightscape. orio kakutawa stands in the middle of hakodate. it has 20 large floodlights which illuminates a tower from below. lights were removed from the back of the tower. from that angle it seems just the save. >> translator: we want to preserve hakodate's nightscape, but we have to conserve energy. so we came up with this idea. >> reporter: hakodate's old public hall is another famous tourist site. however, the numerous incandescent bulbs in the large chandeliers consume far too much power. so when there are no visitors, the lights are turned off. monitors check when visitors arrive and leave. it's a lot more effort, but they've been able to cut p
PBS
Feb 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
denver nuggets in 2011 he was traded to the place where he was born, new york city. right now the new york nicks are in second place in the eastern conference and caramel slow averaging 28 points per game. i am pleased to have him here at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you. >> rose: great to have you. >> thank you. >> rose: syracuse. tell me about that day. what did it mean for you? >> on that day, i had to take myself back to when i first decided that i wanted to go to syracuse and from that point on it was just so many memories that was rolling and rolling and rolling as i'm sitting here for when i got off the plane in the car around to the carrier dome sitting in my seat watching the game. up until that moment when they unveiled the jersey it was just so many memories of when i was at syracuse, when i was on campus in class, in my apartment just being a student. just being a teenager. >> rose: we know what you did for syracuse. you went all the way to the national championships, the n.c.a.a. national championship. what did syracuse dorr do for you? >> it made me -
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